Upcoming Exhibitions

Gallery hours: Noon – 4 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Free and Open to the Public

Resonant Soils and Revisioned Structures
Jenny Day and Karen deClouet
May 3 – May 31, 2014
Reception: Saturday, May 3, 6-8 pm

Jenny Day, "Sanctuary"; Karen DeClouet, "Untitled"

Jenny Day, “Sanctuary”; Karen DeClouet, “Untitled”

As our eyes are attracted to different stimuli, so our remembered visions also differ, filtered through attendant emotions and the history of our lives. Re-experiencing place, thus, through drawings and paintings becomes an altered translation of a past experience. In the Resonant Soils and Revisioned Structures exhibit, Tucson artists Jenny Day and Karen deClouet examine how personal identities relate to physical surroundings. Pulling from memory, family history, photographic reference and personal process, the artists’ works render and recreate landscape imagined, observed, and romanticized.

The Drawing Studio exhibits both acclaimed and novice artists to encourage, nurture, and support the practice of art and occasionally features individual artists who have amassed a creditable body of work. Jenny Day, an MFA Candidate in Painting at the University of Arizona, presents a landscape in which order and disorder are mutually implicated. She strives to achieve a balance between intentional mark-making and obscuration as she combines imagined landscapes with actual memories, producing a revisioned space.

Karen deClouet, with a BFA from the University of Louisiana and an MFA from the University of Arizona, structures her work on the landscapes that were embedded throughout her personal and family history in South Louisiana, Northeastern Ohio, and from the images of her father’s fieldwork as a geologist for the U.S. National Park System. Various features from all of these experiences are filtered through her practice as a visual artist.

These two artists present an evocative record of their explorations and visual translations of space and place in the Resonant Soils and Revisioned Structures exhibit.

TDS Faculty and Students
June 7 – July 12
Reception: Saturday, June 7, 6-8 pm
Play on Words – connecting line/edge and drawing from observation

The Art of Summer
July 19 – July 26, 2014
Reception: Saturday, July 19, 6-8 pm

Student work from summer programs